Support Worker - Day Centre

Reference number: 47338

Title: Support Worker - Day Centre

Location: Rotherham

Salary: £9.75 per hour

Hours: 15 - 37.5 hours per week

Closing date: Tuesday 31 May 2022

Interview date: To be confirmed

Contract type: Permanent

Job advert:

Could you be a Sense Support Worker?

We have an exciting opportunity at Sense for a Support Worker to join our Day service in Rotherham,  this is the perfect role for a support worker wanting day time hours Monday - Sunday, (8.00am to 19.00pm) This is a permanent role, with contracts available from 15 - 37.5 hours per week. We are offering a Sense Support Worker in Rotherham £9.75 per hour

The contracts available are flexible and could suit those with family or other commitments, for example shifts can be arranged for full days, afternoons/evenings, weekends.

We are a friendly, busy day service working over two locations; Coleridge Road in Eastwood and Unit 4, Ashley Court. We support around 60 people of varying disability; physical, learning disabilities and complex needs. Our centres in Rotherham are the base for a huge variety of social activities and education based sessions, which are located within the heart of the local community and a short walk from the local high street and its public transport network. Sessions at the centre are tailor-made to suit individual or group needs. This means that members of our team could be supporting somebody out on a day trip one day and in the allotment next. Other activities on offer to the people we support in Rotherham include IT, basic literacy and numeracy, gardening, cooking, music activities, communication practice, work placements and volunteering in local businesses, art activities, sensory environments and to access facilities in the local community.

The duties are varied and no two days will be the same. The people we support are individuals and they all treated as such. However, as a general guide, you may support with personal care needs, as well as help to take part in a wide range of special interests and activities that support their health and wellbeing.

Are you looking for an incredibly rewarding and valuable job role, where you can receive great training and development, a supportive work environment, generous leave arrangements and employee benefits and access to a pension scheme?

You don’t need to have previous experience in this field, nor do you need qualifications – we’re happy to work with you to help you become an excellent support worker!

Does this sound right for you?

Here is what some of our colleagues and the people we support have to say about our Day Service:

‘I enjoy the activity sessions that we have at the centre, I really enjoy arts and crafts. I love going out on my One-2-One with my Support Worker, I’ve been to lots of different places’

‘I love being part of the team and knowing that we make a difference to people’s lives’

‘My One-2-One gives me independence, to be able to go out to the places I want and do the things I need to do in my day to day life’

In return for your hard work you will receive a wide range of benefits including:

  • 24 days’ holiday + bank holidays; increasing with length of service
  • Free DBS Check
  • Free leadership and management development (such as our award winning Growing Stronger Leaders Together programme) 
  • Free access to over 100 online and face to face training including the care certificate.
  • On-going development opportunities
  • Flexible working and family friendly policies
  • £350 Employee referral scheme
  • Health and well-being support
  • Pension Scheme
  • Discount scheme 


Your duties can include:

  • To support individuals / groups within the centre and community.
  • To provide a customised, responsive and high quality service to people with multiple sensory impairments, physical and/or learning disabilities who use Sense services.
  • To deliver services which meet or exceed organisational expectations and standards.
  • Full job specification is attached below.


Your required skills and experiences:.

  • You don’t need to have previous experience in this field, nor do you need qualifications – we’re happy to work with you to help you become an excellent support worker. 
  • Knowledge of multi sensory impairments / learning difficullties is beneficial.
  • A full manual UK license is beneficial to assist with community trips.
  • Knowledge of or qualification in British Sign Language or similar is beneficial ( BSL / Makaton etc.).
  • Full person specification is attached below.


About Sense

For everyone living with complex disabilities. For everyone who is deafblind. Sense is here to help people communicate and experience the world. We believe that no one, no matter how complex their disabilities, should be isolated, left out, or unable to fulfil their potential.

Work at Sense can be demanding and so isn’t for everyone, but it is also incredibly rewarding and valuable. Take a look at the video below to see why we do what we do.

To apply

Please use the link below to complete your application. Managers will use your supporting statement to shortlist candidates for interview; in relation to the Personal Specification. Therefore, it is very important you complete this section thoroughly.  We would recommend that you read the candidate guidelines, job description and person specification (found at the base of this advert) before applying.

Please note to avoid disappointment, we advise you to submit your application as soon as possible as we reserve the right to close posts at any time.

No agency submissions please: any submissions without prior authorisation from the Sense Recruitment Team will be treated as our own and as such no fee will be payable.

If you require any further assistance, please contact the Recruitment Team on 0121 415 6735 or

Sense is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable children and adults and expects all employees to share this commitment. Therefore, all offers of employment, where appropriate, are subject to an enhanced DBS check.

For this role we particularly welcome applications from candidates from underrepresented ethnic minority backgrounds and candidates with disabilities. Sense is committed to equality of opportunity, and to promoting and celebrating the diversity of staff, volunteers and the people we work with. Everyone's contribution is valued and we ensure they're given the opportunity to realise their potential. We welcome applications from talented people from all sections of the community who share our values and belief that no one, no matter how complex their disabilities, should be isolated, left out, or unable to fulfil their potential. For more information please visit:

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